SOUTH Yorkshire Police have shared tips on how to stay safe on a night out.

The tips were created to aid party goers to stay safe amid a national rise in spiking instances.

A spokesperson for the force said: “We wish we didn’t have to give you this guidance, in an ideal world everyone would be free to go about their day or evening without the fear of harm or violence, but the sad reality is that there are predators out there who may look to take advantage.

“If you are a victim of crime - please know that this is never your fault; it is the offender who is to blame.”

One way to stay safe is to never lose sight of your drink and to be cautious if someone new offers you a drink.

If you fear that you have been spiked, seek medical advice immediately and stay with someone you know.

It may be tempting to go outside, but alert a member of staff or a security guard who will be able to help you.

Make sure your phone is charged prior to you going out, and make sure to tell your friends when you get home.

Finally, make sure to only use a licenced taxi driver – you can do this by checking for a medallion number inside the cab.